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celica_182 Feb 22, 5:36pm - #406730 

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Painted my calipers...

I painted my calipers yesterday Just want to know what you all think ... thumbsup
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celica_182 Feb 22, 5:37pm - #406731 

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PnOyGtS Feb 22, 5:47pm - #406732 

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TRD604 Feb 22, 5:59pm - #406733 
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rem Feb 22, 6:00pm - #406734 
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good job
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jonnyess Feb 22, 6:01pm - #406735 

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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 7:38pm - #406736 

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thumbsup look good. what psint did you use? nice and glossy

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celica_182 Feb 22, 7:44pm - #406737 

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CTH I think from autozone n then I applied clear coat for that glossy finish came out really nice and easy to wash the caliper dust.
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SSCarbonGTS Feb 22, 8:24pm - #406738 

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Traviesa86 Feb 22, 8:27pm - #406739 

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looks good thumbsup

Caleb's are red too

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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 8:32pm - #406740 

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what color shoudl i paint mine? red or blue? i dont have anything else red but it stands out well?

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Traviesa86 Feb 22, 8:33pm - #406741 

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caleb's car is carbon blue and he painted em red...looks good

You have spectra?? I think the red calipers stands out well against the blue colors thumbsup

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rem Feb 22, 8:51pm - #406742 
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red calipers look good on all color cars.. especially since its the normal color for sport brakes
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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 8:53pm - #406743 

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awsome smile i think i may just do that then

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CaLiGTS Feb 22, 8:56pm - #406744 

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nice job! thumbsup


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vcel523 Feb 22, 9:29pm - #406745 

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looks great, nice rims btw
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dansgts Feb 22, 9:44pm - #406746 

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what's it take to do that??? i've been wanting to do that for a while, but didn't want to try without knowing what i'm doing...
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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 10:09pm - #406747 

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there is a writup in the intall i belive. if not here then on newcelicaDOTorg. U can take off oyur wheels, clean the brakes really well, mask them off and paint them i belive. shouldnt be to hard. how exactly did you do urs Alejandro?

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dansgts Feb 22, 11:24pm - #406748 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
there is a writup in the intall i belive. if not here then on newcelicaDOTorg. U can take off oyur wheels, clean the brakes really well, mask them off and paint them i belive. shouldnt be to hard. how exactly did you do urs Alejandro?

cool, found it. thanks man.
for anyone else looking for it, click here
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InfernoSonoma Feb 22, 11:56pm - #406749 
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I've always like just painting them black because you can't see them, I think they usually just stand out to much on most cars. For example I think the blue car with red calipers will look horrible..
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eclipseturbogsx Feb 23, 12:13am - #406750 

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nice...did you paint around the rotor? Looks like you just did teh top part and forgot about the rest. NIce job none the less. thumbsup
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hombredelassrtas Feb 23, 12:16am - #406751 

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well its 1 to 3 so far on if i shoudl go blue or red with red winning smile I personally like them to stand out. Just dont knwo if i shodul go blue or red

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ToiletPaper Feb 23, 12:24am - #406752 
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very nice
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Teknikal Feb 23, 1:06am - #406753 
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Why paint your tiny stock calipers?
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hombredelassrtas Feb 23, 1:09am - #406754 

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because we cant afford large, prepainted ones wink

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cr4sh Feb 23, 3:17am - #406755 
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seriously... LOL
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celica_182 Feb 23, 3:34am - #406756 

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haha WTF why do I paint my tiny calipers? anyways Hey hombredelasratas go with red man would look way better than blue trust me... and get the VHT caliper paint from autozone for 7.99.

Ok guys for Everyone That Liked how they turn out this is what I USED for them:

1. Clean the calipers extremely well get all the dust and everything out I used brake parts cleaner works very well.

2. The apply the Paint of course, I suggest You do this In several THIN LAYERS this is very important for a great finished and let like 10 to 20 min between each layer of paint.

3. After that Is done let it dry and then apply The clear coat,Again guys several thin layers 5 to 7 will be enough. Clear coat will help with the brightness and will help from dust gettingin the calipers and cleaning them 1000 times easier.

Anyways Any questions Everybody is welcome TO PM me Im more than happy to help everyone Thats Why Ecelica Is the SHIET grin

Enjoy
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hombredelassrtas Feb 23, 5:18am - #406757 

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how long did you wait between paint and clearcoat?

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hombredelassrtas Feb 23, 5:19am - #406758 

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also did you jsut mask it all off or did you take the calipers off and everything?

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Virgilson Feb 23, 5:20am - #406759 

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looks sweet...love the glossy look thumbsup
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ArumnDark Feb 23, 8:26am - #406760 
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I painted my recently too, used a caliper paint kit (Dupli-color).
Came with caliper cleaner, paint, tape, and a brush (no spray frown )

Masking off the caliper woulda been too much of a pain, so I just free-handed it with the brush, I think it came out fairly well. I didn't do absolutely every part of the caliper (the metal-looking parts I left alone, while the rouger surfaced areas I sanded and painted). I'll post some pics up when I have a chance to take some smile


I did this a few weeks ago, I'm just not on the ball lately!

Oh yeah, the kit was like $15 or so from Kragen wink
Considering how much everything else costs around here, it didn't seem too bad!

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Chelica815 Feb 23, 9:14am - #406761 
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Great job and nice rims! thumbsup

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celica_182 Feb 23, 3:27pm - #406762 

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hombredelasrtas: I took the brakes apart thats the best thing you can do To clean them very well because If you left dust and dirt the paint its gonna come off in like a week or two Its better do it right once and dont do it again grin happened to me before and I didnt cover enything dont even worry abour paint getting on the disk once you start using the brakes its gonna come off right away and ill said wait like 2 to 3 hours to apply the clear coat and I highly suggest that you let the paint dry ovcernight meaning dont drive the car at all that day thumbsup.


Arummdark: Yeah I know I bought that one before but I didnt like the tone of red color, It wasnt bring enough. I recommend this paint way better than dupli-color one for the brightess and the glossy finish its all thanks to The clear coat wave

later guys
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HypnoticJester Feb 23, 4:43pm - #406763 
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noticed your clear corner bulb was blue? you ever get in trouble for that?

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celicajonz Feb 23, 4:45pm - #406764 
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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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celica_182 Feb 23, 4:56pm - #406765 

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